Yanfeng-JCI's vision shows smooth move to self-driving reality
Douglas A. Bolduc is Managing Editor at Automotive News Europe.
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Insides providers Yanfeng and Johnson Controls are suffering from a futuristic concept-car that, among other other activities, demonstrates how a motorist will easily and securely hand over charge of the automobile.
The Invention Demonstrator 2016 (ID16) concept-car was revealed to journalists Sept. 8 in Dusseldorf, Germany, ahead of its Frankfurt auto-show introduction this week.
Together with the press of the button, the driver indicates the automobile should get into into self-driving mode. Exactly the same button can be used to give control back to the motorist, which will be exactly what the video here reveals.
A red sign in the screens alerts the driver that management of the vehicle has been given back. The automobile offers a second visual alarm through the strip of of sunshine in the top section of the dash that changes from red to yellow while the changeover happens. The video reveals the way the steering wheel moves toward the motorist after which the screens change into a blue colour and begin to reveal the automobile's rate as well as other aspects. The strip-lighting in the dash turns to white.
When the vehicle is in autonomous way the driver's seat also goes further backwards and it's easy for the driver and passenger to to show their seats 18 levels toward each other. In autonomous mode, the motorist gets entry to a little table that's large enough to to carry a tablet pc, such as the picture above shows.
The theory has 33 inventions including a warmed arms rests, into a glovebox that both opens and closes together with the touch of button, into a remarkable device known as the Catchbin 2.0, a detachable slim characteristic that sits between the seats and the centre cabinet that's perfected the craft of gathering fell coins, telephone numbers and keys.
Each of the inventions come from the recently created Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a US-Chinese joint-venture that's now the world's biggest provider of automotive interiors with yearly revenues of $8.5 billion.
YFAI was shaped in July when Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., a fully owned subsidiary company of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., the part group of SAIC Motor Corp., joined forces with the car insides arm of US-based Johnson Controls Inc.
YFAI is 70-percent management by Yanfeng Automotive Trim Techniques while JCI has the remaining 30%.
YFAI currently h AS revealed the ID16 to 10 leading international automakers, including BMW, Daimler, Ford, Gm, Toyota, Volvo, Hyundai and Kia.
Richard Chung, who's YFAI's vice-president of worldwide industrial style, stated that among the German customers he presented the car to spent an hour analyzing every founding the ID16 offers.
He stated that on average the car companies spent 15 to 20 minutes in the ID16, including the general agreement on the list of firms was that YFAI's theory is right inline in what they foresee for potential car insides.
Chung stated YFAI is currently operating on ID17, that may make its debut in the Detroit show in January 2016.
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